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On the streets of Cairo..ladies will soon be able to report sexual harassment instantly!

In Egypt where increasingly women face undesirable attention from men , HarrasMap is a an independent community watch project, planned to launch in the coming few weeks, it will enable women to report harassment instantly by sending a text message to a centralised system, the reported incidents are used to build a detailed, public map of harassment hotspots. HarrasMap is built on open-source mapping engine Ushahidi (crodwdsourcing crisis information system) with geocoding capabilities for cities, neighbourhoods, landmarks, etc. FrontlineSMS will be integrated with Ushahidi to allow for 2-way communication between the system and reporting victims.

Round of applause HarrasMap!

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